- Rob Breese
How to Write a Good and Successful Logistics Plan
1. Have Reliable and Good Suppliers. Every company needs to get products and materials needed to produce its product.
Every company needs to get products and materials needed to produce its product. In the case of services, the company also needs good suppliers. Project managers are always on the lookout for product quality. That is never always enough. To choose properly, it is necessary to evaluate and research other things, such as: economy issues, cost x benefit, quality of transportation and delivery, fulfillment of promised deadlines, the distance that the supplier is from the company, etc. Adding the economic part to this and daily world issues is something we have to add into play now due to all of the world wide issues. Analyzing all these items together will lead you to choose the best logistics provider for your company. Genesis Consulting is your one-stop-shop for the best in recognizing these issues and choosing the proper path forward.
2. Optimize Inventory Management.
It is very dangerous to run out of stock. In a world of “instant gratification,” it is necessary to always have that flow of product on stock or readily available. Large stocks also increase storage costs and make stocking more difficult. That is why inventory management is such a vital factor in the logistics industry. Several metrics are used to help decide how much demand the stock can meet, identifying when to order more product for inventory, etc. The metrics serve to quantitatively measure everything that has been addressed above. It is helpful to keep an organized database and employ a product manager to maintain the flukes in the inventory wave.
3. Integrate the Company Divisions.
Communication will always be the number one key area when it comes to inventory. If the supplier is not communicating with the product manager and the product manager is not communicating with the logistics manager, you set yourself up for defeat every time. Therefore, it is necessary to have the integration of the sectors of the company. Nowadays it is very common for companies to adopt an integrated management software to optimize the communication between the operation and the related areas of the company. From sale to entry into the company’s stock, everything is monitored. Cloud technology enables information to be queried from anywhere, making it easy to do business on a daily basis. Cloud technology has helped to make things seamless.
4. Meet Deadlines and Keep your Word.
Confidence and consistency is everything. Deadlines need to be met in order to avoid losing customer confidence. The customer waits as many days as needed if this was agreed upon earlier, but if the product delays for a few days this is already a reason to lose confidence and not make another purchase in the future. Always keep your promise and be realistic in your promise time. It’s better to waive your caution to ensure you meet demands in this uncertain economy.